A few people asked if blood donations are still needed. The answer is YES. Jane has what she needs for right now, and they won’t send us blood for her all the way up to Northern Cal. But there are other newborns and children at CHOC that do need donators. So if you do have 15 minutes, you’d be helping someone else tremendously. Plus, you’ll get a cookIe.
Jane: post-op is still a bit shaky. Her heart rate is high, kidneys and liver are a concern, and she’s not getting rid of her fluids, so she’s very swollen. Her blood pressure is a bit high also. So tonight they got her back on pain sedatives, because some of these symptoms might indicate discomfort. Probably true, she just had life-saving surgery.
Good news is doctors did warn us of probable instability for first 72 hours after surgery, maybe even longer, since Jane IS very small and very sick. They told us a couple times that she’s one of the most critical, if not THE most critical, out of all 158 youngsters.
But the doctors are world-class, and God’s on our side, and I can take that all the way to the bank.
I’m going to try sleeping now.